The 4th will be with you. Always.

Today is Star Wars Day.

For those of you not into geek culture, today is May 4th. May the 4th. May the force…..get it? So if you’re running around today and see stormtroopers or Jedi running around the streets and you’re supremely confused, this is why.

After those of you who don’t care stop shaking your heads, as one of my friends said the other day “It’s a glorious time to be alive!” We have a new Star Wars movie coming out later this year. Sure it’s not directed by Lucas but then again after the prequels (which I still will watch and defend though they aren’t my favorite) maybe that is for the best?

If you’ve been living in a cave and have NOT seen the new teaser trailer yet, here you go:

What does it all mean? Will Han and Chewie live for the entire movie? Will Luke and Leia? Seriously that’s the most important question for myself. I’m excited to learn about all the new characters and see if any of them are related to our beloved original characters but if JJ Abrams kills off all the old ones, we will not be happy people. Especially after they already deemed all the people I loved in the expanded universe as non canon. Sigh.

I’m really glad that this is my kind of thing because I can see how for some people who are not, everyone talking about all this could be extremely boring or not being able to understand the excitement. At some point I’ll do a proper geekness post about my love for this franchise.

Until then…may the 4th be with you!


Leggo my LEGOs!

On Wednesday, I FINALLY got to see The Lego Movie. I had been wanting to see it since I saw the trailers last year but due to circumstances I just hadn’t gotten around to it. I had been told by no less than 10 people that I HAD TO GO SEE IT and that “DEBORAH YOU WILL LOVE IT” and “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!”

Thanks to the movie, I was not so subtly reminded that I had received a Lego set of an A-Wing Starfighter for my birthday that I hadn’t put together. So since I was feeling quite creative and inspired by the movie, I thought “Sure! This is the best time to do this.”


(By the way, yes I’m fully aware that the box says ages 7-12 and yes, I did receive this as a gift for my 30th birthday. What can I say, my friends pick up things that I will like.)

I eagerly opened the box and it brought back a rush of memories for me. Bags of pieces! A thick book of instructions! Little Lego people!

I was all set on taking pictures of my progress but I got so wrapped up into putting together pieces (while catching up on the last two episodes of The Walking Dead) that I forgot to do it. Putting together the sections was pretty easy as long as you followed the instructions.

However. It’s REALLY frustrating when you are 3/4 of the way into completing your set and then you realize you put a piece in the wrong place. And that in order to fix it you have to take apart most of the Starfighter to fix it. And then you realize after taking it apart, you can’t remember where you left off and you start getting annoyed because it seems like you’ll have to start ALL OVER AGAIN because you cannot make this one piece fit anywhere. Luckily before things got to the point of dissembling angrily the entire thing, I was able to finally figure it out.

Sadly, something happened along the way and I am missing two very tiny pieces. The pieces are not noticeable when completing the finished product and you really can’t tell at all. However, I can. Thankfully, you can go on Lego’s website and request missing pieces and it seems like they will ship them to you for free (I mean, don’t take advantage of this) so hopefully I’ll have them soon so I can feel at peace (pun?)


It was a lot of fun putting this together and it brought back a lot of good memories as well as made me feel quite creative and productive. I kinda want to go out now and get more sets and put them together. I’m not the super crafty or physically creative type so I probably can’t create something out of just random pieces. But I think it’d be pretty cool to make more.

Also for the record, playing with Legos isn’t a boy thing and I kinda wish the marketing of it would not make it seem so to the point where they’ve created that whole “Just for girls” set. I’m a girl and I totally loved the one I just put together and I’m sure other younger girls would as well.

I’ve yet to really play any of the Lego video games (dabbled with Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Marvel Super Heroes) but they look really fun and cute. I also enjoyed yesterday on Netflix: Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload. If you enjoyed The Lego Movie and are a Marvel fan, you’ll really enjoy this short animated film. Lots of in jokes and humor and very well done. I only wish that Hawkeye was in it, but you can’t have everything in life.

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